Oct 20, 2023


GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis alongside this year’s host, Frankie Grande, presented GLAAD’s fifth annual #SpiritDay Concert, spotlighting some of the music industry’s top performers and emerging queer intersectional artists who are revolutionizing the industry and changing the world.

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Proceeds from this historic live music event amplify GLAAD’s mission to accelerate acceptance and give LGBTQ youth, their parents, educators, allies and more an opportunity to see what’s possible when we lead with acceptance. Powered by Live Nation and The Recording Academy, the annual GLAAD tradition opened to the public for the first time and featured performances from Lauren Jauregui, VINCINT, The Scarlet Opera, Wayne Brady and more. Hyundai is a Major sponsor of the concert, and M&M’s returned as an Official sponsor.

Started in 2010, #SpiritDay was created as an anti-bullying campaign supporting LGBTQ youth. Spirit Day, celebrated on the third Thursday in October, provides much-needed visibility and creates possibility models for LGBTQ youth who experience bullying at disproportionately high rates. Each year, GLAAD encourages millions of people to go purple for LGBTQ youth. Learn more about #SpiritDay at

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GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information, please visit or connect with @glaad on social media.